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    Innovation Simplified

    December 1, 2017 | By:

    Organizations rely on innovations to sustain competitiveness. Managers often talk about innovations. Some use it as an ornament. Perhaps innovation is the mostly abused word by organizations and practicing managers. There are dozens of definitions for the word innovation.

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    7-Tips To Consider Around Your Innovation Training Efforts

    January 5, 2015 | By:

    As more companies examine employee-focused innovation training efforts, this article offers some crucial tips to ensure the long-term success associated with this important task.

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    Innovate or Perish- Yes, that’s the Reality

    October 21, 2014 | By:

    You’d be hard pressed these days to find a single CEO who doesn’t endorse the “innovation is very important to us” statement. So why are we not seeing the same level of commitment when it comes to actually creating the working conditions where innovative teams can thrive and deliver results? Don’t miss your opportunity to make that change happen. You can take action to help your business evolve with the times and deliver tangible results.

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    IMD Offers a New Online Course to Develop Your Strategic Leadership Skills

    September 12, 2014 | By:

    Being Innovative from IMD is designed for executives who need to fulfill the role of strategic leader in a time of great turbulence, specifically leaders who are struggling to think strategically in a fast moving world and who need to find innovative solutions to new and evolving scenarios.

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    BMI: Creating New Revenues, Future Growth and a Sustainable Performance Advantage

    September 10, 2014 | By:

    An increasing number of companies are turning to business model innovation (BMI) as the best option to increase growth and revenues. Since product or process innovation is often expensive and time-consuming with uncertain outcome and ROI, more companies are turning to BMI as the better alternative compared to product or process innovation.

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    Taking Innovation Training to the Next Level: Integration With Employee Networks

    April 16, 2014 | By:

    In the previous two whitepapers of this series we examined both the benefits of innovation training and areas of innovation skills that mid-to-junior level employees can be taught. In this installment we will address an important topic that is often missing from innovation training / education programs: How to build effective employee networks that support employees who have been trained with new innovation skills.

  • Innovator’s Accelerator: Imparting the Skills of the Innovator

    Innovator’s Accelerator: Imparting the Skills of the Innovator

    October 1, 2013 | By:

    Is it possible for companies to teach the skills of innovation to leaders and teams to help secure a marketplace advantage? The six-week Innovator’s Accelerator™online program is designed to do just that: impart the skills of the innovator–as taught by industry leaders and demonstrated through case studies–in as little as one hour per day.

  • GO! for Collaborative Innovation on Demand

    GO! for Collaborative Innovation on Demand

    August 8, 2013 | By:

    Innovation platforms that not only help to collect ideas but also to enrich, review and select the most promising ones are no longer only subject to large organizations. HYPE GO! is an on-demand, campaign-driven software for collaborative innovation that gets you started with your innovation initiative right away.

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    Innovate or perish. It’s the new business reality. Is your company ready?

    July 8, 2013 | By:

    Innovation isn’t a natural mindset for most leaders—or for the companies they work for—but the good news is that innovation can be learned. Innovator’s Accelerator is a new online learning program created by the world’s leading innovation experts—Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer, and Hal Gregersen—that gives emerging leaders the tools and techniques they need to become innovators.

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    How to Assess an Innovation Training Program

    June 12, 2013 | By:

    As innovation becomes an important skill set, large organizations will seek to obtain training for their employees. We stand on the brink of an innovation training “land rush” with few rules and little information to identify the best programs. Evaluating an innovation training program is critical. Assess programs based on their depth, the experience of the trainers, the referenced body of knowledge and the inclusion of practical examples and hands-on exercises. Ignore certifications, because no standard exists.

  • Becoming a World-Class Innovator

    Becoming a World-Class Innovator

    May 27, 2013 | By:

    A common misconception today is that innovators are innately creative people. Specifically, many people think that innovators are born with intuitive skills and views of the world that differsfrom the rest of the population. This is simply not true. Innovators aren’t born, they’re made. But we can learn from a few key attributes that leading innovators share.

  • Leading an Innovative Company

    Leading an Innovative Company

    May 6, 2013 | By:

    Having a reputation as an innovator is the ‘holy grail’ in business today. Leaders and companies want to be seen as innovative, and be tied to the many associations that come with it: creative, marketing leading, cutting edge. Leading business publications including Forbes, Fortune and Fast Company celebrate and publish an annual list of companies they consider innovative.But what is it to be innovative, and how do leaders foster it within their company culture?

  • The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

    The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

    April 18, 2013 | By:

    In rejecting the limiting belief that innovation is R&D’s job alone, leaders of highly innovative companies work hard to instill “innovation is everyone’s job” as a guiding organizational mission. In this article, co-creators of Innovator’s Accelerator, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen share insights and examples to follow in order to ensure innovation starts at the top and reaches the bottom of your organization.